Funding Premiums

Catch Up Premium

Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding given to publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment and progress of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gap between them and their peers.

The amount paid to school is dependent on the number of pupils who have been:

  • Ever 6 FSM: The pupil premium for 2019 to 2020 will include pupils recorded in the January 2018 school census who are known to have been eligible for free school meals (FSM) since May 2013, as well as those first known to be eligible at January 2019.

  • Children adopted from care or who have left care: The pupil premium for 2019 to 2020 will include pupils recorded in the January 2019 school census and alternative provision census who were looked after by an English or Welsh local authority immediately before being adopted, or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order). These are collectively referred to as post-LAC in these conditions of grant.

  • Ever 6 service child: For the purposes of these grant conditions, ever 6 service child means a pupil recorded in the January 2019 school census who was eligible for the service child premium since the January 2014 census as well as those recorded as a service child for the first time on the January 2019 school census.

Funding for 2019-2020

For the 2019 to 2020 financial year school receives:

  • £935 for each eligible student (Ever 6 FSM FTE) in year groups 7 to 11

  • £2,300 for each LAC or post – LAC eligible student in year groups 7 to 11

Identifying disadvantaged pupils

Eligibility for free school meals at any point in the last 6 years is used as the main measure of deprivation at student level. The list is available from the Key to Success website.


Allocations are based on the school which the eligible student attends at the time of the January census.


The Headteacher and Governing body is accountable for the impact of pupil premium funding in the following ways:

  • performance tables, which show the performance of disadvantaged students  compared with their peers

  • publishing details online each year of how pupil premium is used and the impact it is having on student achievement

  • the Ofsted inspection framework, where inspectors focus on the attainment and progress of student groups, and in particular those who attract the pupil premium


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